Taking a lift with Ladies

Q: Is it permissible for a na mahram man to take a lift with two ladies (He will be alone with them in the car)? The reason he is taking a lift is because his home is approximately 2 to 3 kilometres from the workplace and he has no other means of transport besides walking. Will it be permissible for them to give him a lift in this situation? Furthermore if the husband follows his wife in another car, will it be permissible for the na mahram male to take a lift with her?

A: Due to the abundant fitnah prevalent and suspicions this action will create, the man should not take a lift with the two ladies. When the husband is present, what is the need for the na mahram man to take a lift in the wife's car?

روي عن عمر رضي الله عنه من سلك مسالك الظن اتهم (كشف الخفاء 1/44)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)